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Going, Going, Gone – Successfully

Crosby’s Soroptimists held a very successful online auction in aid of Sefton Women’s and Children’s Aid (SWACA).

Club member Pat Murphy tackled the role of auctioneer, extolling the merits of each lot. “My front room looks like a Christmas fair”, she said, as she held up each item in succession.

Members and friends, all on Zoom, soon got into the swing of the bidding. Some very decorative auction ‘paddles’ were on view, ready to catch the auctioneer’s attention.

President Chris Smith juggled the technology and held bids from members not able to attend. The evening culminated in the raffle draw.

Pam McKee, who co-ordinated the event, said: “This was a bit of an experiment, but all seemed to proceed as planned – thank goodness.”

Pam added: “We had wonderful support from our Soroptimists and friends; and one member has been able to arrange some match-funding.

“As a result we have raised well over £2,000. Magnificent!”